Fun facts about Mount Titlis
Besides being the only high-altitude glacier in Central Switzerland (at 3,020m), there are a few other things that Titlis is known for: its rotating cable car, Rotair, which is actually the world's first rotating cable car and its Titlis Cliff Walk, which is the highest elevation suspension bridge in Europe. Another fun fact is that the geographical center of Switzerland is situated about 15 kilometers west of the mountain. Pretty cool, right? Once you visit Titlis, you can actually say you've been to the very center of Switzerland, well,... give or take 15km.
Mount Titlis and the entire Engelberg area is a well loved holiday destination in Switzerland - the scenery is gorgeous, there's never a dull moment, plus the glacier is simply impressive. Let's discover the main highlights on and around Mount Titlis:
Top summer activities on and around Mount Titlis
Around Mount Titlis you'll find amazing hiking trails with breathtaking panoramas, intense mountain biking trails and via ferratas. We've hand-picked some of the top summer activities for an action-packed holiday:
Titlis Cliff Walk, highest suspension bridge in Europe
If you dare to walk on it, you’ll have a magnificent view of a horizon full of sharp snowcapped peaks, including the tallest mountain in Switzerland, the Dufourspitze. See what it's like to stroll on the Titlis Cliff Walk.
The view on Titlis Cliff Walk is amazing © Titlis/ Engelberg; Oskar Enander
Explore the TITLIS Ice Cave
Take a trip into the past with a visit to the Titlis Ice Cave, also called the 'glacier grotto': the beautifully illuminated ice cave under the glacier is over 5000 years old! See what it's like to walk through millenial ice.
The temperature in the ice cave is a cozy -1,5 degrees Celsius © Titlis/ Engelberg; Roger Gruetter
Down the mountain, the gorgeous Trübsee
Good to know: The boats are free to use, if available, but a small donation of 10CHF is highly appreciated for their upkeep - find the donation box near the jetty.
Row your boat on Trübsee © Titlis/ Engelberg; Roger Gruetter
Zipline your way to Lake Trüb
If you want to get to Trübsee faster and way more fun than hiking, then buckle up and take to the air. The Trübsee Flyer zipline takes you on a 500m super fast run from Trübsee Alpine Lodge to lake Trüb. Up to two people can fly next to each other.
Why hike down when you can zipline? © Titlis/ Engelberg; Roger Gruetter
Trübsee Adventure Playground & exciting treasure hunt
The large playground next to Trübsee is quite a treat for kids, but there's also a lovely treasure hunt they can have loads of fun with around the lake. The Schmuggli treasure hunt takes kids is based on a local story, that of Engelbert - the smuggler, and his mule, Schmuggli.
The Trübsee adventure playground is full of lovely surprises © Titlis/ Engelberg; Roger Gruetter
A spectacular Via Ferrata
The Graustock via ferrata starts at Berghaus Jochpass and takes you all the way up to the summit of Graustock at 2,662m. Along the way, steep mountain paths give way to challenging climbing sections. This trail will see you reach your peak in every sense. You can look forward to jaw-dropping views down the 700-metre-high north face of Graustock and into the Engelberg valley below.
The Graustock via ferrata is worth the challenge © Titlis/ Engelberg
Where to stay: Trübsee Alpine Lodge
We love this hotel because it's authentic and exactly how you would imagine an alpine lodge to be, cozy, friendly and with tasty, hearty food. Plus it's located at the center of the action, right above Trübsee, next to the gondola station. Find out more about Trübsee Alpine Lodge and check availability.